Protegrity Appoints Paul Mountford as CEO to Lead Company Expansion

Nov 11, 2021


Protegrity has named Paul Mountford as its new CEO. With a 30-year career in technology, he’s held senior positions at Cisco Systems, Riverbed Technology (as CEO) and Pure Storage (as COO). Pure Storage delivers storage solutions for SaaS/cloud firms aimed at AI, analytics, and machine learning in multi-cloud setups.

SALT LAKE CITY- Nov.11,2021 -Protegrity, a global leader in data security, today announced the appointment of Paul Mountford as the company’s new CEO. Mountford joins Protegrity following a successful 30-year career in the technology industry, having held senior executive positions at industry-leading companies such as Cisco Systems, where Mountford ran Cisco’s $34 billion Enterprise business, and Riverbed Technology where Mountford was CEO. Most recently, Mountford served as chief operating officer at Pure Storage, one of the fastest-growing enterprise IT companies that provides storage solutions for SaaS and cloud companies to power mission-critical artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and analytics in multi-cloud environments.

“Paul has an extensive background in enterprise data convergence, cloud computing, and hybrid-cloud solutions, and is a proven executive at scaling and growing venture-backed private and public companies,” said Gustav Vik, chairman of Protegrity’s board of directors. “We are excited to have Paul bring his comprehensive experience and leadership to Protegrity and help to deliver to our customers true enterprise-wide data protection through our hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and on-premises data security platform.”

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead Protegrity as we set the enterprise standard for fine-grained data-centric protection,” said Mountford. “Protecting sensitive data in use, in transit, and in storage across cloud and on-premises environments is one of most pressing concerns for companies as hybrid-cloud computing and AI solutions accelerate. Protegrity is the best solution on the market today, and I look forward to working with our customers, our partners, and the Protegrity team in further establishing Protegrity as the leading platform for protecting critical data for enterprises globally.”

About Protegrity

Protegrity, a global leader in data security, protects sensitive data everywhere and future-proofs businesses as data-privacy regulations evolve. Maintaining privacy today across distributed data has become impossibly complicated. With Protegrity, enterprises can secure data wherever it resides, control how it’s protected, and have confidence that data is safe, even if a breach occurs. The Protegrity Data Protection Platform is a modern alternative to traditionally complex data-protection methods that leave gaps in security. Whether encrypting, tokenizing, or applying privacy models, Protegrity protects data at the speed of business. Deep integrations withSnowflake, Amazon Redshift, Teradata, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Cloudera, Databricks, and many other enterprise applications ensure that data remains fully protected in hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, and on-premises environments without performance penalties. The platform’s fine-grained data protection anonymizes personally identifiable information (PII) that’s used in AI and machine learning models, providing faster access to critical analytics data and dramatically shortening the time to business insights. Protegrity protects the sensitive data of over one billion individuals across global enterprises, including five of the world’s 40 largest banks, five out of 10 of the top health insurance providers, and three of the world’s leading multinational companies.With more than two decades of industry-leading innovation, Protegrity allows businesses to finally tap into the value of their data and accelerate digital transformation timelines – without jeopardizing individuals’ fundamental right to privacy.

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